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June 15th, 2018

Peach activities begin Monday

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As Louisiana Peach Festival approaches, local treasure hunters will get a sneak peak of the festival activities with the annual Peach Hunt.
The Peach Hunt has long been a part of the events leading up the Louisiana Peach Festival, Ivana Flowers, communications and special events director at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, said.
A new clue that hints to the location of the Peach Prize is given every day during the week prior to the Peach Fest, Flowers said.

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Dubach art teacher recognized

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A Dubach Elementary School art teacher has been named Louisiana’s Southeastern Elementary Art Teacher for 2019 by the Louisiana Art Education Association.
Lauren Dixon will now compete for the 2019 National Southeastern Award, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia and the Virgin Islands.

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Boy Scouts retire flags

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Boy Scout Troop 45 member Brendan Hood is pictured tossing old flag pieces into a smoky U.S. retired flag fire pit during Thursday morning’s ceremony held at Forrest Lawn Cemetery. The flag retirement ceremony was sponsored by VFW Post 3615 and Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

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June 14th

Man faces arson charge in Memorial Day fire

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Two other arrested for possessing, selling items allegedly stolen from site
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Steven Dale Ledford, 31, of Ruston, has been charged with arson in connection with a May 28 fire that heavily damaged a neighbor’s mobile home.
Ledford, of 2607 Cook Road, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the state fire marshal’s office.
Ledford’s arrest closes the case, Ashley Rodrique, public affairs director with the Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning’s office, said.

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Paradigm Gym hosts LPL play day

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AJ Bryan, 2, crawls onto a balance beam during the Fitness Rocks program at the Lincoln Parish Library Wednesday afternoon. The equipment was supplied by Paradigm Gym. The event was part of the library’s summer reading program for children.

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Camp Minden explosives: Lawyer expects guilty plea

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MINDEN — The last defendant in a case involving a huge explosion at Louisiana National Guard-owned site is expected to plead guilty, his attorney said Wednesday.
William Terry Wright has a change-of-plea hearing at 3 p.m. today according to U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote’s electronic docket.
“About all I can say at this point is we anticipate a guilty plea,” attorney Donald E. Hathaway Jr. said.
Wright was vice president of operations at Explo Systems, which had an Army contract to “demilitarize” M6 artillery propellant.

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Kennedy says he’ll try to save Louisiana food stamps if cut

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Wednesday he’ll ask federal officials to intervene to keep Louisiana’s food stamp program for low-income households up and running if the state moves to eliminate it because of budget cuts.

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NAACP donates to veterans

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The Lincoln Parish Branch of the NAACP, along with its youth council, recently presented to KTVE FOX 14 several hundred cansa of non-parishable food items for the homeless veterans food drive.

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Help celebrate national Flag Day

This morning members of Boy Scout Troop 45, Cub Scout Pack 45 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3615 gathered at Ruston’s Forest Lawn Cemetery to retire a local-record 260 American flags on Flag Day.
It’s an annual event in which tattered, faded, worn or soiled flags are but into small pieces and burned over an open fire. When an American flag is not longer fit for display, the U.S. Flag Code requires the banner be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning, and the ashes buried.

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Donate to CCA and help a local family in need

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Fortunately for many of us, waking up hungry will never be an issue.
But for a larger than you think cohort of Lincoln Parish, many will wake up tomorrow hungry and in desperate need of basic nutrients.
Many of those impoverished residents will turn to Christian Community Action to receive a meal in order to survive.
The local nonprofit organization’s mission is to meet the needs in an emergency or crisis situation within for families in the parish.

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